Data Science Institute Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)

Imperial College London - Data Science Institute

Full time, fixed term appointment until 31 March 2019

The Data Science Institute provides a focal point at Imperial College for multi-disciplinary data-driven research and to educate the next generation of data scientists. The Institute is seeking a highly motivated Operations Manager (Maternity Cover) to run it’s day-to day operations.

The DSI is led by the Director of the Institute, who is supported by three Deputies and 6 Academic Lab Directors. The Institute receives the guidance of an External Advisory Board. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Institute’s Director.

The role is exciting and multifaceted. The post holder will become the first point of contact for the Institute and, as such, will be expected to undertake multiple streams of work, including enabling the process of new concept creation, coordination of research projects (in a managerial capacity), hosting of a public technology demonstration facility (the Data Observatory), planning VIP vists and the monitoring and capturing of best practices.

The post holder will be responsible for working with the Director and Deputy Directors to ensure the smooth running of the Institute’s operations. You will take an active role in the planning and organisation of the Institute’s activities including the co-ordination of the Management Committee and External Advisory Board. You will need to build excellent relationships with both internal and external partners to ensure that the DSI is fulfilling its strategic objectives. A key duty of the role will be the management of the Institutes finances and resources, including both core and research accounts.

To apply you must be educated to degree level or equivalent and/or relevant professional qualification.You should also have a track record in the higher education sector in a similar or related position(s) or substantial relevant experience in another sector, in either case demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively demanding work roles.

Extensive experience in developing and managing financial and other resources as well as contributing at a senior level within organisations and at negotiating with staff and external agencies and achieving successful conclusions.

This post is a full time maternity cover until 31 March 2019.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our website at the following link. and search using vacancy reference number ENG00168.

For queries regarding the post and application process, please contact Alice Ashley-Smith (

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